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Series of 3rd party reports blast PPP, toll roads, and dishonest investment projections

The following investigative articles by Angie Schmitt and Payton Chung were published between November 19, 2014 and November 25, 2014 on the Steetsblog Network:

The Indiana Toll Road and the Dark Side of Privately Financed Highways

How Macquarie Makes Money By Losing Money on Toll Roads

The Great Traffic Projection Swindle

Toll Roads Increasingly Put Taxpayers at Risk

The Indiana Toll Road and the Dark Side of Privately Financed Highways

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | by and | Streetsblog USA

Link to Original Article.

This is the first post in a three-part series on the Indiana Toll Road and the use of private finance to build and maintain highways. Part two takes a closer look at how Australian firm Macquarie manages its infrastructure assets. Continue reading The Indiana Toll Road and the Dark Side of Privately Financed Highways

End Violence Together event draws crowd in Bangor

One week after hundreds of thousands took part in the People’s Climate Change demonstration in New York City, Mainers came together for a rally and march to connect the dots between climate destruction, poverty and war.

Defending Water for Life in Maine was one of 38 Maine cosponsors for the Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine’s “End Violence Together” event that was held on Saturday, September 27 on the Bangor waterfront as part of the national Campaign Nonviolence.

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South Portland Tar Sands Ban Enacted

Link to Original Article / Radio News Maine Public Broadcasting Network | July 22, 2014 By & A tanker makes its way recently into the harbor in South Portland. Susan Sharon MPBN

The South Portland City Council has voted to ban the export of Canadian tar-sands crude through […]

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Radio archive: An Introduction to Democracy Training School

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Fryeburg Business Association promotes Poland Spring Open House in Kingfield

Indigenous People in “Maine” are under attack by the State

The indigenous peoples who have lived in what is now called “Maine” for over 10,000 years, are under attack by the State of Maine. The fishing rights of the Passamaquoddy and the Penobscots, and agreements recognizing the tribes as sovereign nations, are being attacked or denied by lawmakers in the Maine State Legislature, Maine Attorney General Janet Mills, and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Patricia Aho. This is what genocide looks like today.

Perhaps not coincidentally, the land […]

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Lac Megantic 1 Year Anniversary Video ~ Mainers Remember

East/West ME film by Mathias Deming

Mathias Deming is a highschool student who sought to learn more about the East-West Corridor and produce a film about it. Mathias describes the film as, “A short documentary about the proposed east/west corridor in the state of Maine. East/west ME highlights major hopes and concerns that surround this very controversial topic . The film follows me as I learned about the corridor, interviewing various people with a variety of viewpoints and ideas. The hope is that this film will […]

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Shutting the Spigot on Private Water: The case for the World Bank to Divest

A Report by Corporate Accountability International

Available here.